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Illinois colleges set to be smoke-free

Published: Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Quinn said the measure, which takes effect July 1, 2015, applies to all state-supported schools and will protect students’ health and help nonsmokers avoid unwanted smoke “on the campuses they call home.”

Smoking still will be permitted inside privately owned vehicles and during some activities protected by the federal American Indian Religious Freedom Act.

Several Illinois colleges already have adopted smoke-free policies, including the University of Illinois at its Champaign-Urbana and Chicago campuses.

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